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University of Georgia commencement gonfalons

University of Georgia commencement gonfalons

Descriptive Summary

Title: University of Georgia commencement gonfalons
Creator: University of Georgia
Creator: Adams, Michael F., 1948
Inclusive Dates: 1985-2016
Language(s): English
Extent: 7.8 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Collection Number: UA0128
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

The gonfalons in this collection were put into use for the University of Georgia's commencement ceremonies. The oldest ones date back to 1985 when they were displayed as part of the University's bicentennial initiatives. A new set of gonfalons were created in 1998 and used until 2016. Each gonfalon represents one of UGA's constituent schools or colleges. They were displayed around the outside edge of the graduation stage in the order, left to right, in which the schools and colleges were established.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a set of gonfalons that were displayed at University of Georgia's commencement ceremonides from 1985 until 1998 and another set used from 1998 until 2016. There is a banner for each of UGA's schools and colleges plus three additional ones that represent the University's motto of teaching, research and service. Also included is a banner used in President Michael Adams' 1998 investiture.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

University of Georgia commencement gonfalons, UA0128, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 1

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Adams, Michael F., 1948
Commencement ceremonies.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Gonfalons, 1985
2Gonfalons, 1985
3Gonfalons, 1985
4Inauguration Banner, 1998
5Gonfalons, 1998-2016